Our Approach Beech Lodge is committed to providing care and education, creating a nurturing environment to foster resilience, develop a growth mindset and provide opportunities for achievement. We accept children who would benefit from a high teacher/pupil ratio and small class sizes.
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Emotional and social development Educational development Development of communication skills Physical and sensory development Independence and life skills
We have three provisions at Beech Lodge:
Our Nelson pupils may have social & emotional difficulties, adverse childhood experiences and negative experiences of school which have impacted on their emotional wellbeing and ability to achieve their academic potential. These children may have been bullied, misunderstood, have high anxiety levels, sensory and communication difficulties and require a very nurturing and empathic approach.
Our Lionheart pupils have a diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. They will have good social skills and may be working 1-2 years behind their peers academically. They may have low self-esteem and lack of confidence which affects their motivation to learn.
Nelson pupils may require therapeutic interventions for attachment and trauma-related difficulties as well as Speech & Language, Play and Occupational Therapy. Classes in Nelson are no more than 8 pupils with one teacher and one teaching assistant in each.
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We enable and empower these children to understand that “great minds think differently” and give them an appropriate and tailored curriculum to follow at their individual academic levels. Lionheart pupils are taught by Dyslexia / Dyscalculia specialists and may require Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
Classes in Lionheart are approximately 10 pupils with one specialist teacher and one specialist teaching assistant.
individual timetables, 1-1 attention, specialist support and therapeutic interventions such as Play Therapy and CBT.
Nelson and Lionheart pupils have classroom learning separately but enjoy play time and activities such as Art, Drama, Music, Yoga, Food Tech, Outdoor Learning and Sport together.
Classes in Meadow are bespoke sizes with the maximum size being 6 in a class. However due to the nature of the provision many children work individually or in pairs with teachers, pastoral staff and TA’s.
Sometimes pupils come to us who are unable yet to join either Nelson or Lionheart and need a little longer to transition into the main school. Their negative school experiences may have led to school-refusal or long school absences. These children may not be ready to integrate into the busy flow of established classes and need gentle re-introduction into the school environment with care, empathy and understanding. Meadow pupils may require
At our Therapeutic Hub pupils can access Speech & Language Therapy, Play Therapy, Music and Art Therapy and we have a fully equipped Occupational Therapy room. We have an in-house Clinical Psychologist who oversees the delivery of therapeutic interventions which may also include anxiety-related therapy and CBT.
Beech Lodge School | Prospectus
Beech Lodge School Prospectus 2019/2020 School for children with emotional & social difficulties, dyslexia and dyscalculia.